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With Father’s Day arriving in just a few weeks, you see ads suggesting all sorts of glorious things to buy for dad from riding lawn mowers to a brand new truck. For most of us average folks in the world, our gift budgets are quite a bit less than that, ranging in the areas of a new t-shirt or BBQ utensils. Thank goodness most dads are usually pretty easy to please on Father’s Day, and really just want a day of rest, their favorite sports channel, and a good meal!
But what if you had a more high profile kind of dad? This is the kind of dad that might invade a foreign country before breakfast or perform in front of a sold out crowd at a late night concert. Living with these kinds of dads would definitely be different, and for a kid trying to figure out what to buy them for Father’s Day could be downright impossible!
What if your dad was the President of the United States? Your dad would be used to having tons of people around him all the time and always being on high alert. Don’t get him any silly gag gifts (like the snake that pops out of the can) or it could cause the secret service to come running!
What if your dad was a famous movie star? Your dad would be walking the red carpet, going to fancy parties and movie premiers, and working with the best directors in the business. Maybe you would have to think twice about buying him that $5 DVD in the bargain movie bin.
What if your dad worked for the FBI? Actually would you even know he worked for the FBI or would you think he is an insurance agent? Maybe your dad is an insurance agent (but really works for the FBI)? If you are confused now about who your dad really is, then worrying about a father’s day present is really not the issue here.
What if your dad was a rock star? Your dad is used to millions of fans screaming his name and signing just as many autographs. He puts in late nights, and long days on tour so getting him an alarm clock could be practical, but would probably be one of those gifts that would never get used. Making up your own song to sing for him might end up on his next album, which could be embarrassing (do you really want “Dad, You Are No Fool Cuz You R So Cool” to be heard worldwide?).
What if your dad was an astronaut? Any gift that is space related is obviously out. What can you really give the man who has been to another planet, a packet of Pop Rocks or container of Tang?
For me, I am glad that I don’t have a famous dad (or husband) for many reasons, other than just trying to figure out what to buy him for Father’s Day. But your dad doesn’t have to be famous to be treated extra special, he does enough every day to make your life better in many ways. So treat your dad like he’s famous this Father’s Day, and give him the gift he wants the most, extra time with YOU!